Remember the rather boring (and blurry) pictures of Verizon's new LG "Chocolate Touch" VX8575 we showed you a few weeks ago? More pictures were leaked today, and much to our chagrin, it's beginning to look more and more like Verizon is moving away from the BL40's new and improved design in favor of this. According to PhoneArena, two initial VX8575 prototypes were created - one that looked similar to the BL40, and the one you see above - and focus groups preferred the design of the latter.
Music seems to be the centerpiece of the Chocolate Touch, but with a 3.2 megapixel camera, 3.5mm headphone jack, HTML browser, and a WVGA TFT display, it's poised to be a decent mid-tier device when it launches later this year. Sporting a dedicated Bing shortcut, the Chocolate Touch continues the latest Verizon trend of categorizing EVDO coverage as "3G" instead of "EV" - reportedly due to customer confusion surrounding the "EV" moniker.
As a side note, are the asymmetrical keys driving anyone else nuts?